Media Release: Town fulfilling role in hospital redevelopment process

 
Collingwood, ON [25 October 2016] – Town of Collingwood representatives met with the Ministry of Health & Long Term Care (MOHLTC) and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) together with members of the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital (CGMH) Administration last week to learn more about the hospital redevelopment process and the municipal role to ensure the best possible facility centered around patient care. 
 
“Collingwood representatives were very pleased with the discussion with the two Ministries and were assured that the municipal due diligence process is fully appropriate and that is has not hindered or delayed the hospital’s Stage 1 submission, nor will it cause any delay in the future. The Ministry [MOHLTC] acknowledged that Collingwood together with our regional municipalities strongly support the CGMH in their redevelopment submission,” said Mayor Cooper.
 
MOHLTC staff confirmed that the Town of Collingwood is fulfilling its role as the host community appropriately by undertaking its due diligence and appreciates the Town’s responsibility to its residents.  The MOHLTC also confirmed the importance of maintaining municipal, hospital, community and stakeholder collaboration throughout all phases, to move forward successfully.
 
“Council has been given a mandate by the public through the Community Based Strategic Plan to support improved access to health care within Collingwood and we intend to continue to advocate on behalf of our residents to fulfill this goal,” stated Deputy Mayor Brian Saunderson.
 
The due diligence review is expected to be completed in the near future with the results to be shared with the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital representatives and community.
 
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For more information, contact:
 
Communications Officer
Christa Carter
T. 705-445-1030 Ext. 3293
Chief Administrative Officer
John Brown
T. 705-445-1030 Ext. 3231
 
Mayor
Sandra Cooper
T. 705-445-8451
 
     
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